Of Our Eldest Daughter, Gratitude, and Experiencing The Worth of Our Living …

Witnessing our eldest graduate college in May 2009 and then graduate school eighteen months later in December 2010 delivered me to a new level of confidence and belief in myself.

I realized that something of all I had done as a mother had worked in nurturing our eldest daughter into not onl

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Of Mothers, Daughters and Seeing Each Other Eye-to-Eye …

Witnessing our eldest graduate college in May 2009 and then graduate school eighteen months later in December 2010 delivered me to a new level of confidence and belief in myself.

I realized that something of all I had done as a mother had worked in nurturing our eldest daughter into not only a good citizen, but one who had goals and plans for achieving those goals.

When after earning her graduate degree in

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Of History, Bloodlines and Memory …

Historically women and mothers have been and encouraged their daughters to live guarded lives. By guarded lives I mean not allowing love to determine the best husband, showing care with whom we associated, not allowing ourselves to find ourselves alone with men to whom we were not betrothed or married.

My mother exhibited similar actions with me. And I confess to doing the same with out daughters. These actions, though

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Of Mothers, Understanding, and BeComing Present …

How might your life be different if you knew more about your mother?

Knew her fears and worries, not just about you, her daughter, or your siblings, and your father or other family members.

What would it mean to you to know and understand your mother as an individual with her own hopes, dreams and wishes, regrets, ambitions, etc?

How might you be different, your life changed if you could see the entire person that comprises your mother, the little girl who lives inside her?

A pang of fear grips me as I write this for

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Of Mothers, Daughters, Forgiveness and Saying, “I’m Sorry”…

There are so many questions I would have loved to ask my mother before she died, and listened to her answers.

My mother died when I was 36 yrs. old. Not that I’m a sage at 53 years old, but I did not know anything of what I have learned in the nearly twenty years that have come and gone since she transitioned from this life into what lies next.

It would have been helpful to listen to her describe what she loved most and expound on that. Knowing what brought her the greatest joy, I feel, would have offered a great path to discovering what brought her the most pain.

My mother was not

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Of Mothers, Daughters, and Significant Others …

Okay, so here’s the cover to my new book, When the Drum Major Died.

True to all my works, the heroine is struggling to keep the relationship with her S.O. (husband) together.

To do that she needs to resolve issues and a dilemma with, guess who?

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Of Mothers, Daughters and Marilyn Monroe …

A recent study conducted at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois concludes, “ … most girls as young as six years old are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects.”

The voluminous hours of watching television has taken its toll on girls of all ages and has reached the youngest of females.

But our daughters are not the only ones affected.

Researchers offered more information concerning factors influencing

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